Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve


14 Days






Best Season

Spring & Autumn



Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner

Trip Highlight:

  • Dhorpatan hunting reserve is the Only hunting reserve in Nepal.
  • The blue sheep’s primary habitat is Dhorpatan, where only licensed hunters are permitted.
  • Encounter Blue sheep which is the most popular species in Dhorpatan.
  • Feel the high-altitude hunting experiences in Nepal Hunting Reserve.
  • Home for endangered animals including Musk deer, Red panda, and Wolf.
  • Center for birdwatchers, hunters, and wildlife enthusiasts.
  • Hunting Himalayan Tahr and Blue sheep.
  • The breathtaking view of Gurja Churen and Putha Himal from Bars.
  • Hindu holy site of Dhorbaraha, where the Uttarganga River originates.


Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve tour is the only hunting reserve in Nepal. In Nepal, there are numerous national parks, conservation areas, and reserve areas, but only one of them is a hunting reserve. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve was founded in 1987 and occupies 1,325 square kilometers in Nepal’s Myagdi, Rukum, and Baglung districts. Dhorpatan hunting reserve elevation ranges from 2850 to 5500 meters above sea level.

Dhorpatan hunting tour is a popular adventure tour in Nepal. Dhorpatan is a combination of the terms “dhor” and “patan’ which means marshland and flat meadow. The climate of Dhorpatan ranges from high temperate to subalpine and alpine regions. In higher altitudes, the landscape is always covered in snow. Throughout the reserve, 58 vascular plants have been identified.

The reserve also supports a large number of flowering plant species, 36 of which are unique to the reserve. The reserve’s lower elevation is home to two species of woolly-leaved oaks, Quercus lantana, and Quercus semecarpifolia. Fir, Birch, Spruce, Juniper, Pine, Hemlock, several Rhododendron species, and other species of alpine shrubs are among the reserve’s other prevalent plant species.

Dhorpatan hunting tour package offers to explore many wild animals. Many animal species reside in the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. The reserve is home to 18 different species of animals. Snow leopards, musk deer, red pandas, and blue sheep are a few of them. The Dhorpatan hunting reserve is home to 137 different bird species, the most frequent of which are the koklass, impeyan, and cheer pheasants. Moreover, the reserve is home to two different species of reptiles.

The Dhorpatan hunting reserve’s most popular species is the blue sheep. Goral, Serow, Rhesus Macaque, Langur, and Mouse Hare are among the other species. The Dhorpatan hunting reserve is home to a number of endangered animals, including the Musk deer, Wolf, Red Panda, Cheer Pheasant, and Danphe.

Nepal hunting in Dhorpatan is categorized into different blocks. The hunting reserve is surrounded by the village except in the north. Inside the hunting reserve, there are seven hunting blocks. Each block has a separate name and there are four in the southern section and three in the northern section. These categories are designed to make hunting simple and effective. The name of the seven blocks of the reserve with the animals available for hunting are:

Southern Hunting Block

  • Falguna: Blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr
  • Barse: Blue sheep
  • Gutsang: Blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr
  • Surtibang: Himalayan Tahr

Northern Hunting Block

  • Seng: Blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr
  • Dogadi: Blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr
  • Sundaha: Blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr

Vehicle Nepal is a registered company managed by Graceful Adventure. We provide the best itinerary for the Nepal Dhorpatan hunting reserve where you can hunt Blue Sheep and Himalayan Tahr.  We can arrange all services for our guests including lodging, meals, and transportation for this package. And also, provide professional and qualified tour guides who can make your trip more informative.


Why hunting tour in Nepal 

Nepal is a major destination for numerous reasons, including hunting, addition to adventure. The history of hunting in Nepal dates back to the era of the kings. The history of hunting in Nepal has been distinguished by kings, queens, and their guests. The Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve now hosts organized modernized hunts.

Hunting is legal in Dhorpatan, Nepal. The only location where license hunting is permitted is here. You will receive a license to hunt animals and birds in the reserve if you are interested in the activity for a specific number of days or weeks. Hunting for blue sheep and Himalayan tahr are two of the most valued mountain activities, according to stalkers.

Best Season 

Hunting is allowed in two seasons:

  • Spring (March-April)
  • Autumn (October-November)

In these seasons, the weather is favorable for Hunting in Dhorpatan. The weather will be moderate which will offer great visuality to hunting animals. During this season, you can also observe the varieties of flora and fauna.

Gear and equipment 

Hunting Gear

  • Maps
  • Compass or GPS
  • Hunting Pack
  • Water bottle
  • Blaze orange tape for route marking
  • Decoys and game calls
  • Scent eliminators
  • Scent attractors
  • Ground blind or portable tree stand
  • Game carrier (sled/cart/or rope)
  • Cooler
  • Odorless insect repellent
  • Sunscreen

Hunting Clothing

  • Hunting jacket or convertible parka
  • Hunting pant
  • Hunting vest
  • Hunting boots
  • Performance base layer or long underwear
  • Moisture-wicking socks
  • Winter watch cap or beanie
  • Hat
  • Fingerless gloves
  • Face mask/Camo Balaclava
  • Belt
  • Boot gaiters
  • Spare clothing

Overnight Gear

  • Tent
  • Ground cloth or tent footprint
  • Sleeping bag
  • Foam ground pad or inflatable pad
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Camp chair
  • Water purifier/tablets
  • Water jug
  • Meals/snacks
  • Camping stove
  • Utensils
  • Garbage Bag
  • Rope or nylon webbing
  • Biodegradable camp soap
  • Small shovel
  • Toilet paper
  • Bear bag with rope or cord
  • Tent/tarp patch kit

Emergency and Survival Gear

    • First Aid Kit
    • Emergency blanket
    • Small flashlight
    • Signal mirror
    • Water purification tablets
    • Windproof matches
    • Fire steel
    • Fire starting supplies
    • Small sewing kit
    • Safety pins
    • Survival knife
    • Portable saw
    • Energy bar
    • Aspirin/pain reliever
  • Cell phone


  • Day 1- Arrival in Kathmandu

    Welcome to Nepal. Our representative will be at the airport with a plyboard of your name or company name to receive you. You’ll then escort to your respective hotel from Tribhuvan International Airport. Overnight in Hotel.

  • Day 2- Free day in Kathmandu and Preparation for Hunting

    Your day begins the late morning after having breakfast. On this day, you’ll prepare for hunting by obtaining a hunting license from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife conservation. One must get a hunting license to hunt in the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. Overnight in Hotel.

  • Day 3- Kathmandu sightseeing

    On this day, you’ll explore Kathmandu City. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal which is famous for its religious sites. UNESCO listed Seven world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swaymabunath, Boudhhanath, Pashupatinath, and Changunarayan temple. You’ll explore the historical sites in a presence of a tour guide who is professional and qualified. You can get a brief knowledge about the culture, tradition, Festivals, Art, architecture, and lifestyle of local people. After completing your tour, you’ll drive back to your respective hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu

  • Day 4- Heli chartered to Dhorpatan

    After having breakfast early in the morning, you drive to Tribhuvan International Airport and depart to Dhorpatan from Kathmandu. It takes 1:40 mins to reach Dhorpatan by chartered Heli over hills and valleys. You’ll meet a local wildlife guide and park staff who will provide detailed information about the park. Overnight in a tented camp.

  • Day 5-11- Hunting in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

    This is the hunting period of Himalayan Blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr. These days, you’ll hunt Blue Sheep and Himalayan Tahr from License approved hunting block. Overnight in a tented camp

  • Day 12- Hunting place to Heli chartered and fly back to Kathmandu

    After breakfast, you’ll trek back to the helipad. Then you’ll fly back to Kathmandu by chartered helicopter. Once you reach Kathmandu, you’ll escort to your respective hotel. Overnight in hotel.

  • Day 13-Free day in Kathmandu

    Following breakfast, you’ll explore some places inside Kathmandu valley. You can explore the remaining heritage sites and you can do shopping in Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel

  • Day 14- Final Departure

    This is your final day in Nepal. According to your flight schedule, our representative drops off you at the airport. Requirement Hunting License TIMS (Travel Information Manual Service) card ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project)

Essential info:


In Kathmandu, there is high-quality lodging with a variety of facilities, such as air conditioning, heaters, hot and cold showers, comfortable beds, and electrical outlets. From one to five-star ratings, we provide a range of accommodations, from deluxe to luxurious.

Similarly, the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve falls under the rural area. You’ll be accommodated in the tented camp and local teahouse which are cozy yet comfortable. During hunting, only tented camps are available with great facilities including light and comfortable beds.


Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve can be reached by road and air transport. It is also a popular trekking route in Nepal. Vehicle Nepal gives the best transport service for the Dhorpatan hunting reserve tour as per your preference and group. Dhorpatan Hunting reserve is 238km away from Kathmandu.

By land

The road distance between Kathmandu to Dhorpatan is 371km away. Vehicle Nepal provides branded Jeeps for the Dhorpatan Hunting reserve trip. Only jeeps are suitable because you’ll travel off-road from Beni. As per your preference, we provide different jeeps for you.

By Air

The quickest method to reach the Dhorpatan Hunting reserve from Kathmandu is ssby flight. Air service is linked from Kathmandu and Pokhara to Dhorpatan airport.

Heli chartered is also available for private groups. As per our guest preference, we can provide a chartered Heli for the Dhorpatan Hunting reserve tour.



In Kathmandu city, you can choose from a variety of dishes to suit your preferences. You can choose from a variety of cuisines on the menu according to your preferences. Depending on your preferences, we provide Thai, Chinese, Indian, Nepali, Korean, Italian, and many other cuisines in Kathmandu. You will always receive hygienic, nutritious food prepared by trained professionals.

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is located in rural Nepal. As a result, there are no restaurants that offer a wide range of dishes. You can have food prepared by the chef in the tent. You can have local food prepared by local people in teahouses with an authentic Nepali taste.


The elevation of the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve ranges from 2850 to 5500m above sea level. 

Dhorpatan Hunting reserve is the only hunting reserve where people can hunt the Blue Sheep and Himalayan Tahr. And large number of Blue Sheep are inhabitants of this reserve.

The cost for the Dhorpatan Hunting tour depends on the itinerary and the service you want. ACAP, TIMS card, and License costs will also include in this package. You’ve to pay extra if you want to hunt Himalayan Tahr.

You can get to Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve by overland journey or air transport.

Hunters who are licensed holders can hunt in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

While in Kathmandu, we provide a range of hotels with all facilities including A/C, Hot/cold showers, electricity, and comfortable bed. In Dhorpatan, you’ll be accommodated in a tented camp. 

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve can reach by road and air transport. Trekkers also can go trekking in this area.

We highly recommend hiring a guide during the Dhorpatan Hunting tour. They’ll inform you details about the wild animals found in that reserve and also takes you where you can hunt Blue Sheep and Himalayan Tahr. 

Yes, this itinerary can be customized as per our customers’ wants.

The altitude of Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is raised from 3000 to 7000m.

The procedure to get into the Dhorpatan hunting reserve is that you should have these documents.

    • Hunting License
    • TIMS (Travel Information Manual Service) card
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project


Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep are available for hunting in the Dhorpatan reserve.

Yes, it is compulsory to get the permits for hunting. Without permits you are not allowed to get in hunting reserve. 

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